Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that sunshine and mild weather will make for good travel weather on Saturday for Christmas Eve. A round of rain and storms will be coming through on Christmas Day, with some storms capable of some damaging winds.
Look for a clear sky into the night. Lows will fall into the 20s with light winds. Some fog will develop in southeast Kansas.
Christmas Eve will be dry and mild. Highs will be well above normal with most areas getting into the lower 50s.
Clouds will roll in Saturday night with drizzle and light rain developing. Showers and storms will begin in western Kansas early on Christmas and then spread to the east heading into the early afternoon. Some wind gusts of 60 mph will be possible, but the risk of large hail and tornadoes is very low. The rain will exit Kansas by late afternoon with highs getting into the 60s with very windy conditions.
WICHITA AREA FORECAST:
Tonight: Clear. Wind: SW/N 5-10. Low: 29.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Wind: SE 5-15. High: 54.
Tomorrow Night: Turning cloudy with drizzle late. Wind: SE 10-20. Low: 49.
Sun: High: 67 A.M. rain, some early p.m. storms, then turning partly cloudy and windy.
Mon: High: 51 Low: 35 Sunny and breezy.
Tue: High: 52 Low: 26 Sunny to mostly sunny.
Wed: High: 57 Low: 31 Mostly sunny.
Thu: High: 45 Low: 28 Mostly sunny and windy.
Fri: High: 44 Low: 23 Mostly sunny.